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About Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann (1810-1856) was a German composer of the Romantic period famed for his concertos, symphonies, chamber works, lieder, and piano music. Schumann was a master of the classical forms, yet his most popular music was often contained in short character pieces, such as those in the collections Kinderszenen and Carnaval. He also used music journalism to elaborate his opinions through debates between his fictional alter egos Florestan and Eusebius. Schumann's marriage to Clara Wieck Schumann was among the most famous relationships in music history, and his early support of Chopin and Brahms greatly aided both composers.